Manhunt for bandits after early morning robbery at Town Restaurant

Date: 
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 00:00

The search continues for suspects on a robbery that occurred in a restaurant on Cipriani Boulevard this morning, just below the popular 51 Degrees lounge.

Bandits entered the Town restaurant around five this morning but police blocked their escape.

There are reports that the bandits fired at the police and a shootout ensued.

The bandits ran back into the building and remained there for well over two hours.

Police cordoned off Cipriani Boulevard and Picton Streets, which remained closed until sometime after 7am.

Police, assisted by fire officials, were up until mid-morning searching the entire compound, including the 51 Degrees lounge.

Some officers could be seen on the roof of the building as the search continued.

Police have been using tear-gas as well in the search, in an attempt to flush out the suspects.

THIS STORY WILL BE UPDATED AS NEW INFORMATION COMES TO HAND.

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